Constructing Railway Supply and Demand Diagnosis Model Software through the Use of Big Data Analysis Technology
- Department：Information Systems Division
The Institute of Transportation, MOTC (IoT) has integrated and developed the mathematical models and core technologies of Taiwan Railways system-wide supply and demand through big data analysis technology, leading to the successful development of railway supply and demand diagnosis model
software. This software diagnoses the current situation of Taiwan Railways system-wide supply and demand, optimizing transportation capacity, and evaluating the effectiveness of construction plan transportation capacity improvement, etc. These situational analyses aid in the advancement of railway constructions and operations. Taiwan Railways is the largest railway system with the greatest variety of train types and the longest history in Taiwan. In order to assist Taiwan Railways
in enhancing operational efficiency, keeping abreast of the benefits of construction plans, the IoT has cooperated with the NCKU Railway Technology Research Lab, with the aspects of “railway transportation system supply”, “passenger transportation demand”, and “consumers” as the starting points. Six mathematical models have been established to describe the formation of
transportation demand, the choices of behaviors, the formulation of railway service plans, ruling out schedule conflicts, schedule assessment and analysis, PRESS RELEASE on 2022.05.13 Institute of Transportation, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, R.O.C. 2 and other important factors. The Railway Supply and Demand Diagnostic Model and other important factors. The Railway Supply and Demand Diagnostic Model Software has been subsequently integrated and completed to serve as a powerful Software has been subsequently integrated and completed to serve as a powerful tool for diagnosing the current tool for diagnosing the current situationsituation ofof the railwathe railway system supply and y system supply and demand, the review of demand, the review of railwayrailway construction plan funds, and construction plan funds, and the the comparisoncomparison of of various railway operation related policy plans.various railway operation related policy plans.
The high technical threshold of railway system supply and demand The high technical threshold of railway system supply and demand diagnosis has drawn diagnosis has drawn internationalinternational academia andacademia and industriesindustries to engage in the to engage in the research and development of related core research and development of related core technologiestechnologies. However, with the large . However, with the large size size and operational complexity of the Taiwan and operational complexity of the Taiwan RailwaysRailways, , therethere have been no have been no successful cases of supply and demand diagnoses through computers and successful cases of supply and demand diagnoses through computers and autautomatic omatic tradingtrading scheduling that meets scheduling that meets passengerspassengers’ needs. The Io’ needs. The IoTT,, along with along with academiaacademia,, have overcome the have overcome the technicaltechnical threshold and havethreshold and have successfullysuccessfully developeddeveloped the the supply and demand diagnostic model software compatible with supply and demand diagnostic model software compatible with the Taiwan Railways system, which withe Taiwan Railways system, which will give rise to opportunities for Taiwan ll give rise to opportunities for Taiwan Railways operational intelligentization. Related R&D results will be Railways operational intelligentization. Related R&D results will be subsequently transformed and promoted for application by Taiwan Railways subsequently transformed and promoted for application by Taiwan Railways Administration, MOTC and Railways Bureau, MOTC.Administration, MOTC and Railways Bureau, MOTC.